Are You a Caregiver? Read Our Tips on How to Prevent Burnout

Caring for an elderly parent can be as stressful as it is emotionally draining. It can be rewarding but it can also take a toll on your mental health. Not surprisingly, data from the National Alliance for Caregiving/ AARP has found that about 50 percent of family caregivers describe themselves as experiencing some level of […]

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Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Home Care Assistance?

If you’re in the early stages of deciding whether home care assistance could help an aging parent or family member, one of your first questions may relate to payment. Namely, will your parent’s insurance pick up the costs. Medicare If your loved one needs medical care, then yes, you’ll want to research their Medicare benefit. […]

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How do I Choose an In-Home Health Agency?

If you’ve never been in positing where you’ve needed to work with a home care services provide to help a parent age in place, you probably have a lot of questions about how to find the best one. In some cases, the process can be as stressful as it is daunting. Below are just a […]

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How Does In-Home Care Work?

If you have an aging parent who needs assistance with bathing, getting dressed and other related tasks in the home, you may want to consider speaking with a home health aide. If this is an option you’re looking to explore, a family home health services representative can tell you more about how home care can […]

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Benefits of Home Health Care for Seniors

Benefits of Home Health Care for Seniors…If you have an aging parent who is having difficulty performing around-the-house tasks on their own, but they’re leaps and bounds away from needing to move into a nursing home, home health care may be an option. Below are some of the ways that a home health aide may […]

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Four Things to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Four Things to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility…No one looks forward to the day that they’ll need to move an aging parent into an assisted living facility. Yet depending on the needs of your loved one, there may be a time where home care assistance is no longer enough. If you feel this […]

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Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

Benefits of Exercise for Seniors…Everyone can agree that exercise is good for you. Although some people feel that as people get older, they should try to do less, this couldn’t be more wrong. Regular exercise for aging adults and seniors has a number of health benefit, including but not limited to extending lifespan. Fact: Only […]

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Four Important Tips for New Caregivers

Four Important Tips for New Caregivers… Caring for an aging parent can feel overwhelming and it’s natural for new caregivers to feel a bit anxious. One of the most important things you can do at this stage is to be honest about the emotions your feeling, in addition to taking advantages of the resources that are […]

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How Much Exercise Can Increase Brain Functions in Seniors?

A new study published by the Journal of Neurology: Clinical Practice suggests that seniors need 52 hours of exercise over a 6-month period to boost their reasoning skills and the brain’s processing speed.   The study also found that low-intensity exercise, such as walking, can provide these benefits as long as it is carried out for […]

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Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease can be challenging and difficult.  Everyday can bring new challenges and surprises.  Communication can be difficult and issues, such as incontinence, mood swings and hallucinations may become more prevalent over time, making it increasingly difficult to give care. At some point, it may be time to start investigating home […]

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Heat Dangers and the Elderly

Heat is a potentially deadly problem; nearly 400 Americans die from heat waves each year. Most of them are elderly people who often don’t realize when they are overheating and in danger. In Southwest Florida, this especially is a problem as temperatures here can reach very high levels. Combined with high humidity, summertime especially can […]

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Signs that Your Aging Loved One May Need In-Home Help

Needing help at home is something that may not be easy to accept or admit at any age, but for aging loved ones, it may be even more difficult to admit for the aging person as well as their family.  As hard as it may be to realize an elderly parent or loved one needs […]

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Finding the Right ALF

When we were growing up, our parents took care of us. As they age, the responsibility is passed to us to help take care of them. For a while you may have taken care of your parents in your own home. Sometimes, though, this becomes impossible because the child doesn’t have the time any longer, […]

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Stay Social, Stay Healthy

Studies today are proving more and more that social interaction is integral to seniors’ health and wellbeing. As we age, though, it’s difficult to keep up the same social connections we had when we were younger. If we’re not headed into an office every day or even if we aren’t going out running errands, then […]

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Keeping Your Aging Parent at Home

Most caregivers want to keep their aging loved ones at home for as long as possible. Often, you’ll hear the child of a senior say something like, “I promised Mom I’d never leave her in a home.” As long as the situation at home is safe and you are prepared for it, there is no […]

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What to Expect with Palliative Care

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, long-term or terminal illness, then palliative care may be recommended to you by your doctor. Palliative care is the branch of medicine which seeks to make your life – and the lives of those who are caring for you – the highest-quality it can be.  You do not […]

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Help Your Aging Loved Ones Cope Without Driving

One of the hardest – and likely scariest – parts of aging is that eventually we may not be able to drive any longer. Maybe it’s because of vision loss or an illness. Either way, it’s not just the fact that we can no longer bring ourselves to doctor appointments or to buy groceries, but […]

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Prevent Isolation in Your Aging Loved Ones

As our loved ones age, we like to think we know what they need. There will be a home with simple accommodations to care for, basic healthcare, possible home healthcare, and eventually palliative care. Leading up to that time, though, our loved ones need the best quality life possible for as long as possible. Part […]

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Medicare Advantage Will Allow In-home Care as Supplemental Benefit in 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that non-skilled, in-home care services will be allowed as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. This is the first time that CMS has allowed supplemental benefits which include daily maintenance for recipients of Medicare Advantage. “CMS is expanding the definition of […]

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How to Receive Home Health Care

Home care referrals can be made directly from your Doctor’s office, a hospital discharge planner, a rehabilitation center or a skilled nursing facility.  Moorings Park Home Health provides an easy transition for you from a hospital or nursing facility to your home. THE ADMISSION PROCESS: • Your Doctor or you notify Moorings Park Home Health […]

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More Opting for Home Health Versus Skilled Nursing Facilities

A decreased number of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) recipients are being referred by hospitals to nursing facilities and, in turn, there has been an increase in those being referred for home health services instead. With that said, this modification in hospital referral trends is not across the board in all areas of the United States. Washington, […]

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Person-Centered Care (PDC) for Seniors

The Person Directed Care, or PDC, philosophy honors the wonder of the human spirit. This Philosophy transforms the priorities of health care from accomplishing task to instead focusing on meeting the needs and satisfying the desire of the client or patient. The key components include; treating each client as an individual, valuing and empowering them, […]

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Aging and Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as a pain that persists for several months and sometimes years, sending signals to the nervous system that the body is in distress or great anguish. A wide range of health conditions such as arthritis, back sprain, migraine and peripheral neuropathy can cause chronic pain. The National Institutes of Health estimated […]

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The Importance of Cancer Awareness

Things such as a lump or a mole could be an early warning sign of cancer for millions of people around the world. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death across the world and World Health Organization reports that cancer killed 8.8 million people globally in 2015. Since 2000, February 4 has been known as […]

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Long-Distance Caregiving

There are many details involved when caregiving from afar. A person may want to help an aging loved one as much as possible, but distance makes things difficult. The first step is to speak to the person who is being cared for and any person who will be providing the most in-person care for them. […]

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